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Startup Roundup

Kaminario 'stores' away $53M to take on the flash storage market 

OC_logo_squareIsraeli solid state drive (SSD) data storage provider Kaminario has raised $53 million. Founded in 2008, Kaminario is currently registered in Newton, Massachusetts, and has its development center in Yokneam, Israel. The company has developed software for managing organizational storage systems based on flash memory. The current round will help accelerate Kaminario's growth, and expand its sales and marketing setup and its support for the Kaminario K2 flash storage solution. To read more about the company, click here.


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Technology Corner

Israel ranked 1st on 'Top 10 Countries with Cleantech Innovators' index

OC_logo_squareEach year, the Cleantech Group, the World Wildlife Foundation, and the The Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth release their Global Cleantech Innovation Index, in which 40 countries are examined for their potential for entrepreneurial clean tech startups. The report takes a 10-year look down the line and ranks each country on a basis of 15 different indicators. To no one's great surprise, Israel remains the reigning leader of the cleantech industry and once more ranked 1st place. To read more about the top 10 countriesclick here


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Trending Israeli Entrepreneurs

Check Point's co-founder & CEO Gil Shwed named 'Person of the Year' for 2014

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The Globes Israel Business Conference had its gala opening yesterday evening, at which Israel's leading business daily named Gil Shwed, co-founder, chairman and CEO of the network security company, Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., the 'Person of the Year' for 2014. Shwed was chosen for his contributions to the Israeli high-tech industry and that despite the lure of leaving the country has decided to keep the company Israeli and remain here. To read more about Shwed and his experiences, click here


Faces of the Startup Nation: Q&A with Ed Frank of Axis Innovation

Ed Frank hails from the United States, but moved to Israel in 1990. He is the founder of Axis Innovation, which brings a unique perspective to growth-stage startups seeking international partners. Serving as an investor, entrepreneur and mentor during his career, Ed has also managed international technology joint ventures, M&A activities and strategic investments. To read more, click here.


For its ninth Nobel Prize, Bell Labs counts on Israeli tech

Over the years, Bell Labs has won eight Nobel Prizes – more than any other tech lab – and Marcus Weldon, the current president of Bell Labs, fully expects the organization to win a ninth, based on the work that will be done by its new Israel location. Last week, Bell Labs inaugurated its Israeli branch – the group’s first out-of-the-US location – chosen for its innovation, especially in networking. To read moreclick here.


OurCrowd's News Nuggets

News_Nuggets3 Israeli inventors win Untold News Awards for thinking out of the box (Israel21c)
Goodbye stitching! Israelis invent new wound-closure method (NoCamels)
Glide raises $20M for its mobile video messaging platform (VentureBeat)
OurCrowd's portfolio company, Viewbix, raises $3M (TechCrunch)
Tel Aviv joins UNESCO ‘Creative Cities’ list (Times of Israel)